9 Nov 2013
Bigmouth Strikes Again 
Bigmouth Strikes Again - Blogs, Books and the Digital Revolution

Bigmouth Strikes Again - Blogs, Books and the Digital Revolution
The Palace Hotel, Manchester
Sunday 17 November 2013
10.45am

Manchester District Music Archive and Louder Than Words Festival present a Sunday morning discussion on music writing in the Internet Age.

Big Mouths:

Tony Fletcher (A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of The Smiths)
Phill Young (Tru Luv)
Shell Zenner (Amazing Radio, Louder Than War)
Abigail Ward (Manchester District Music Archive)
John McCready (NME, The Face, ID, Mojo)
Charlotte Davies (Hooting And Howling')

Chair:

Luke Bainbridge (Observer Music Monthly, The Guardian)

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A Certain Ratio

"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

- intro to ACR Biography by James Nice (LTM)

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